The Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is part of a UK-wide club where 8-16 year olds can participate in real archaeology and discover why it matters. If you want to become a professional archaeologist in the future or just feel like taking up an amazing new hobby, YAC is the right place for you!

What We Do

Excavation and
field walking

Field trips and
museum visits

Activities and
lab work

Join Us

Everyone aged 8-16 can join the Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club and get their hands mucky doing real archaeology. Membership is low cost and open to everyone.


Children excavating soil from a demolished wall in the ruins of Bradgate House, the birthplace of Lady Jane Grey.

Important COVID Update

08/05/2021 UPDATE: In keeping with the government roadmap out of lockdown, we anticipate restarting the club in June with some select activities, with a full programme of meetings commencing from September.

Fantastic fiction!

Here at the Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club we love reading historic fiction. A good book cannot be put down and will be read over and over again, and a good story really brings history alive! Here are Branch Leader Mathew’s top six historic stories for young readers.

Become a volunteer

Everyone aged 16 and over can become a YAC assistant with the Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club. Volunteering with us is a brilliant way to work with young people and get closer to some local archaeology. If you are interested in volunteering with us…